Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate (non-faculty)

Medical Social Sciences – Northwestern University

MSS is recruiting for a research faculty or research associate (non-faculty) position in Medical Social Sciences, a department within Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The Department provides a unique scientific home for applied researchers who integrate biomedical and social science approaches to improvement of health and health care delivery across the lifespan.

The research faculty member will join the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), which is directed by Dr. Brian Mustanski, and the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. The IMPACT Program conducts translational and community-engaged research that improves the health of the LGBT community, with a particular focus on HIV prevention in youth. It also seeks to develop the clinical research capacity of the community. Since 2008, IMPACT has been the home to over a dozen federal- and foundation-funded research and training projects. The IMPACT Program’s multidisciplinary team includes 8 doctoral-level scientists, multiple masters’ level staff, a team of data managers, and full-time program managers and assistants for research and administrative support.

The research faculty or research associate will serve as the Project Director for a study evaluating the efficacy of a couples-based HIV prevention and healthy relationship program for young same-sex male couples, which was recently funded by NIH (PI: Dr. Michael Newcomb). The goal of this project is to integrate primary and secondary HIV prevention activities for couples, and to conduct a comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial of the program relative to existing practice. The Project Director will be involved with all phases of the project from design to deliverables, will identify critical tasks and personnel required to complete projects successfully, and will monitor project status and ensure that tasks and deliverables are completed on time.

A PDF version of the announcement is available here.



HIV Supportive Services Coordinator at Chicago Center for HIV Elimination

University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences

The HIV Supportive Services Coordinator / Supportive Services Team Lead/PS-PrEP Interventionist will be involved in project implementation and management, providing linkage to care services to patients and supervising supportive services staff. Will be involved in research activities, including study design, enrolling appropriate patients, facilitating linkage-to-care intervention according to protocol, collecting date and presenting results.

A PDF version of the job description is available here. The position is also posted on the University of Chicago’s online employment site.